5-minute photo tips: when to use Noise Reduction

In-camera Features
(Image credit: Jignesh Chavda)

Improves: Image noise

Low-light situations require higher ISO settings, but these can result in image noise that is visible in grainy elements in darker parts of the image. This is why photographers try to avoid high ISO settings but, in situations where you need to push up the sensitivity, you can enable the Noise Reduction function. 

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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.